Government adds ‘insult to injury’ as musicians denied microSD levy

The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) reminded everyone today they are upset about the government's decision to exempt microSD cards from a levy for the right to copy music to the external storage

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 8th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Mobile marketing advice from fast food brands

What's the difference between a pizza chain and a burger joint when they create a mobile strategy? The pizza chain wants the biggest demographic slice, while the burger joint wants to supersize its

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 8th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Contract disputes fuel bulk of SMB telecom complaints

Contract disputes fuelled the bulk of complaints made by Canada's small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) about their telecom services in the past year. According to data provided exclusively to ITBusiness.ca by theCommissioner

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 7th, 2012 Christine Wong

CIX top 20 list unveiled

The Canadian Innovation Exchange unveiled its annual list of Canada's top 20 digital media and information and communication technology (ICT) companies Tuesday night in Toronto. Considering that post honorees have gone on to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 7th, 2012 Christine Wong

How one Canadian media giant is embracing the startup model

The paywalls have gone up. First at Postmedia, publisher of newspapers such as the National Post,Montreal Gazette and the Ottawa Citizen. Then at the Globe and Mail andmost recently at the Toronto Star.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 6th, 2012 Christine Wong

Mobilicity launches 4G service

Mobilicity has launched its 4G service by offering two new data plan options. The Toronto-based wireless carrier, which operates as an upstartalternative to Rogers, Telus and Bell, said in a news release that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2012 Christine Wong

Despite challenges, Canada

There may be some truth to the complaints often heard from Canadian entrepreneurs, but they're the same problems that business founders around the world face, or at least that was the consensus of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 29th, 2012 Grant Buckler

Telecom complaints jump by 35 per cent

Consumer complaints about Canadian telecom services rose by 35 per cent in the past year, with wireless services targeted by the bulk of unhappy customers for the fourth year in a row. Wireless

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

Privacy commissioners issue guidelines for mobile apps

The privacy commissioners for Canada, Alberta and British Columbia jointly issued a set of guidelines today to help mobile developers bake privacy protection into their apps. The guidelines were released on the closing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian mobile payment firms sizing up Square’s move north

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has chosen Canada as the first global expansion market for his newest startup, Square Inc. As reported in today's FinancialPost, San Francisco-based Square isofficially launching in Canada today after

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

Don’t just create tech talent, import it, Stanford U prez tells Waterloo

The Canadian government's proposed startup visa program may be onto something, at least when compared with recent remarks by a bastion of Silicon Valley tech training and education. Stanford University president John Hennessy

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Most Canadian startups don’t know equity crowdfunding is still illegal: survey

Although many members of Canada's startup community are eager to raise financing through crowdfunding, nearly two thirds don't even realize that equity crowdfunding is still illegal here. In a new online survey gauging

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 17th, 2012 Christine Wong

World’s biggest hackathon heads to Canada for first time ever

The world's largest hackathon hits Canada for the first time ever when Angel Hack comes to Toronto this winter. It'll be held at the Burroughes Building in downtown Toronto on Dec. 1and 2.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 15th, 2012 Christine Wong

A quarter of all ad dollars will be spent on digital campaigns by 2016: study

New online technologies will help create jobs and drive spending in Canada's $29-billion marketing industry over the next five years, a recent study suggests. Canadian businesses spent $29 billion on marketing in 2011,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 11th, 2012 Christine Wong